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Séminaire d'Homotopie et Géométrie Algébrique
# The stable cohomology of block diffeomorphisms of connected sums of $S^k \times S^l$

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IMT 1R2 207 (Salle Pellos)
### IMT 1R2 207

#### Salle Pellos

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I will explain an identification of the stable rational cohomology of the classifying spaces of self-equivalences as well as block diffeomorphisms of connected sums of S^k × S^l (relative to an embedded disk), where 2 < k < l < 2k–1. The result is expressed in terms of versions of Lie graph complex homology, the constructions of which I will recall.

This also leads to a computation, in a range of degrees, of the stable rational cohomology of the classifying spaces of diffeomorphisms of these manifolds. In the case l = k+1, this recovers and extends recent results of Ebert-Reinhold.

If time permits, I will explain parts of the proof; this includes in particular work joint with Berglund on a certain type of algebraic models for relative self-equivalences, inspired by results of Berglund-Zeman.